On Wednesday, November 29, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that the government would demand the restoration of the permit system for Ukrainian carriers, which was canceled in accordance with the agreement between the European Union and Ukraine of July 1, 2022.

This was reported by Polish Radio.

The cancellation of this agreement, which was a step to assist Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, became the main demand of Polish carriers, who have been blocking checkpoints on the border with Ukraine since November 6.

It was to this protest of carriers on the Polish-Ukrainian border that Morawiecki appealed, commenting on the intentions of the Polish government to demand the return of permits for international transportation for Ukrainians.

"It is very important that the Minister of Infrastructure receives appropriate instructions at the meeting of the EU Transport Council [to be held on December 4, 2023 in Brussels] to return to the previous permitting system. The permit system worked well. We will offer the restoration of this permit system," he said.

The head of the Polish government also said that the Polish delegation in Kyiv had agreed on certain changes that may speed up the passage of empty trucks across the border, which will reduce queues.

To recap, Polish carriers began an indefinite protest on November 6. Among the main demands to the government of Ukraine is the return of the practice of permits for Ukrainian carriers, canceled by the agreement with the European Union until June 30, 2024. The protesters want the agreement to be terminated, and the permit regime for crossing the border to be restored from January 1.